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Election Day Hangover

Two days. It took a full two days to really recover from the hangover of working the most monumental election in history. 17 hours. Checking identifications, birth dates, addresses and relaying the names letter by letter to two other...
The most controversial thing I can tell any mom in 2020 is “I don’t use Amazon.” We moms all experienced the terror that an international pandemic can do to our shopping trends. Not only was it more dangerous to...
This month for our “Be the Change Spotlight,” we’d like to introduce you to Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Acadiana, an organization whose mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships and ignite the power and promise...
This month for our “Be the Change Spotlight,” I’d like to introduce you to With Love, Acadiana, an organization focused on serving the less fortunate population in Lafayette, Louisiana and surrounding areas. How With Love, Acadiana Got Started :: Ali &...
Welcome to the 2020 hurricane season in South Louisiana ... Another hurricane entering the Gulf. Another Category 4 (possibly 5) to be concerned about. Another stretch of anxious days with too many questions and scenarios to ponder … Will the kids have...
It’s been years since I’ve been on a proper date. Maybe I’m setting myself up for disappointment because what I’m embarking upon now gives me so much satisfaction and empowerment. I’ve taken up "Mom Dating." You know, hitting up...
2020 has robbed us all of something. Coronavirus has been a real jerk. We’ve lost graduations, sporting events, weddings, funerals, jobs, concerts, walking our kids into schools on their first day, and many many more special moments. You would think...
Six months ago, give or take a few, I took you off the beaten path to some of my favorite small-town shops. If you'll allow it, I'd like to do something similar today.  There weren't six degrees of separation between...
“This is where they fought the Battle of Gettysburg. Fifty thousand men died right here on this field, fightin' the same fight that we're still fightin' amongst ourselves today. This green field right here was painted red, bubblin' with...
Parade of homes is something I had heard of before but never attended. I had no real expectations. This year, thanks to social-distancing, the parade of homes in Lafayette is virtual. Well, I’m over here actively avoiding my work...

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